Global Attain Advancement LLC, Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas

Global Attain Advancement, LLC (GAA), is an events, publishing, and trade missions company that formulate a portfolio of high-level investment, trade and development summits, forums, meetings, exhibitions and exploratory trade missions in the manufacturing, agriculture, renewable energy, construction, and technology industries. 

Global Attain Advancement, is also known as GAA Exhibitions & Conferences, and has 36 events under it's portfolio, with operations in exhibitions and conferences organizing and promotion, pavilions organizing, trade missions organizing and facilitation, strategic marketing and matchmaking services, trade publications, and trade consulting. GAA helps companies to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote brands, and expand markets. 

Featured GAA & Partner Events 2017

Investment Strategic Forum (ISF) 2017
April 3, 2017 (Week of Annual Investment Meeting) 
Dubai, UAE | Madinat Jumeirah Hotel   

InnoSTARS Competition 2017
Chengdu: May 12th | Houston: May 15th | Silicon Valley: May 19th
Grant Final: Multiple Cities in China | More Information

US China Innovation and Investment Summit 2017
May 15-17, 2017 | Houston, Texas | More Information 

Renewable Energy Investment Breakfast Forum 2017
Week of Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8) 
June 9, 2017 | Beijing, China | Grand Hyatt Hotel Beijing

Guangzhou International Solar Photovoltaic Exhibition 2017
August 16th-18th, 2017 | 
China Import and Export Fair Complex

Economic Development Luncheon 2017
Week of UN General Assembly (UNGA 72)
September 24, 2017 | New York City | JW Marriott Time Square 

Solar Business Festival (SBF) 2017
Conference + Trade Show  |  Registration
November 29-30, 2017 | Austin, Texas | 
Texas Solar Business Week | 

Co-Located Events Hosted as Part of SBF 2017

November 29, 2017
Commercial Buildings Energy Forum 
Sustainable Homes Forum 
Sustainable Agriculture Forum 
Energy Storage Forum

November 30, 2017
Clean Technology Forum
Smart Grid Forum
Texas International Solar Forum 
Women in Solar Forum 

Texas Solar Pioneer Awards Ceremony 2017 
November 30, 2017 | Austin, Texas  |  Registration

Featured GAA & Partner Events 2018

Africa House at SXSW 2018
Showcase, Seminar, Pitches & Demos, Lounge, Networking 
Week of South by South West Conference - Interactive 
March 10 & 11, 2018  | Austin, Texas  | The Eleanor Austin
Address: 307 W 5th St a, Austin, TX 78701

Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) 2018
Conference + Trade Show Registration
June 24-26, 2018 |  Washington, DC 
World Business Week on Africa |

Events Hosted as Part of ATIGS 2018

June 25, 2018
Construction and Infrastructure Forum: Africa 
Electrify Africa Forum 
Sustainable Agriculture Forum: Africa
The Forum for Africa Economic Development
Africa Smart Cities Forum 
Sustainable Educational Development Forum 
Consumer Technology Forum: Africa

June 26, 2018
Africa-China Economic Forum 
UAE-Africa Business Forum 
US-Africa Manufacturing Forum
EU-Africa International Business Congress

ATIGS Awards Ceremony
June 26, 2018 | 6:00 PM | Washington, DC | Registration
Washington, DC

Solar Business Festival  (SBF) 2018

Conference + Exhibition

November 28 & 29, 2018 | Austin, Texas 

Texas Solar Business Week 

Texas Solar Pioneer Awards Dinner 2018

November 30, 2018 | Austin, Texas



Sponsorship Opportunities 
Our sponsorship opportunities offer a broad range of benefits including networking, branding, product service display, and more. Contact us at

Partnership Opportunities 
We proactively seek to build partnerships that leverage the combined skills, assets, technologies and resources of the other parties to deliver our events. Contact us at

Advertising Opportunities
We offer advertising opportunities at our events across many media channels including website, e-Newsletter, digital magazines, contests, social and more. Increase your marketing impact by taking advantage of our low-cost/high-value advertising opportunities. Contact us at

Exhibiting Opportunities
We offer exhibiting opportunities at some of our events which provide companies with a unique opportunity to directly promote their brand, products, and services to prospective industry contacts. Contact us at 


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GAA Announces the Launch of the 2018 ATIGS...

(05/15/2017) We are happy to announce the launch of the 2018 Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit website located at Interactive and mobile friendly with rich content, the website offers quick and easy access to comprehensive information about ATIGS 2018 with focus on the conference and trade show information, registration guidelines, speakers’ bios and topics covered, sponsorship and advertisement opportunities details.  In addition, with numerous useful features and functionalities, other sections of the website cover how to get involved, how to plan your trip with visa, travel and accommodation information while the “Doing Business in Africa Center” provides the necessary information about trade and investment opportunities in Africa. About ATIGS 2018The Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit: Conference + Trade Show, is a high-level, prestigious, biennial business platform designed specifically to promote and facilitate international trade and foreign direct investment in Africa. The event themed “Driving Trade, Unleashing Investment and Enhancing Economic Development” will bring together over 2,000 participants from more than 70 countries which consist of 120+ high-level government officials, 350+ global investors with interest in Africa, 800+ companies looking to expand or establish their business operation in Africa, 300+ companies from Africa sourcing for international partners, 130+ trade promotional organizations (TPOs) and investment promotion agencies (IPAs) from various African countries all under one roof. Unlike most talk-shop conferences focused on Africa, ATIGS moves beyond the boundaries and focus on bringing together IPA's and TPO's from across Africa to showcase the wide range of trade and investment opportunities available in their respective countries in an international pavilion & country pavilion formats, offering global investors, companies and government bodies, with first hand face-to-face experiences to explore, and identify those opportunities in an ultimate business platform ideal for conducting G2B, G2G, and B2B meetings.About the Organizers The Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) is organized by Global Attain Advancement, LLC (GAA), in partnership with leading development and media houses globally, patronage from national governments, and supported by several key sponsors. GAA is an event’s, publishing, and trade missions company, that formulate a portfolio of high-level investment, trade and development summits, forums, meetings, exhibitions and exploratory trade missions in the manufacturing, agriculture, renewable energy, construction, technology, & tourism industries.For ATIGS information about speaking, sponsoring, exhibiting, advertising, or partnering opportunities, please contact atigs@gaadvancement.comYOUR GAA/ATIGS TEAM 

Peace Boat’s Ecoship will be a flagship...

(04/05/2017) PRESS RELEASEPeace Boat’s Ecoship will be a flagship for sustainability in the cruise industryFollowing an enthusiastic reception at the COP 21 Climate Change meeting in Paris, World Future Energy Summit during Abu Dhabi’s Sustainability week in January, and the 2016 TED Conference in Vancouver, Peace Boat’s Ecoship was introduced to cruise industry insiders for the first time, with an exhibition and press briefing at the Seatrade Cruise Global Conference 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, followed by a second year present at the conference in March, 2017.Peace Boat’s Ecoship is a transformational program to create the world’s most sustainable cruise ship. Planned to sail in 2020, this whole-system, future-ready 55,000 ton cruise ship has been developed by a world-class team of over 30 engineers, scientists and thinkers from the fields of ship-building and cutting- edge eco-technology (including renewable energy, architecture, biophilia and waste management), including Dr. Amory Lovins, Founder and Chief Scientist at Rocky Mountain Institute. With architectural naval design by Spanish company Oliver Design, the Ecoship Project is the brainchild of Peace Boat, which has grown from its foundation in 1983 to be Japan’s largest cruising organization, running three around the world cruises out of Japan per year with over 300,000 passenger days annually and having organized over 93 voyages, including 60 global voyages.With a stunning hull form inspired by the whale, the vessel’s renewable energy features include 10 retractable solar-panelled sails and retractable wind generators. It will be equipped with a future-ready hybrid engine. Together with its significant cuts of CO2 emissions and impressive energy efficiency, Peace Boat’s Ecoship will be a flagship for green technology in passenger shipping, supporting efforts by the industry to increase the sustainability of its practices.“Peace Boat’s Ecoship project is a pathbreaking attempt in sustainability in the shipping industry...[it] displays a perfect combination of improved energy efficiency and renewable sources of energy.” Said Professor Tomas Kaberger, former Director of the National Swedish Energy Agency, and a Key Advisor on the project.Peace Boat Founder and Director, Yoshioka Tatsuya, explained that he had been inspired by the positive reactions received in Paris, Abu Dhabi and Vancouver, including from Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework on Climate Change, and Sultan Al Jaber, Chairman of Masdar.“The time is right for this ship: post-Paris, there is an incredible momentum for sustainable change. We’ve sailed for over 30 years on our around the world cruises. We know that our passengers want to do more to make a positive impact on the planet. The global shipping industry is currently one of the major contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, but we believe our Ecoship will capture the public’s imagination on what is possible at sea. Working together, the cruise industry has tremendous power to advance climate solutions," said Yoshioka Tatsuya, Founder and Director of Peace Boat.Ecoship’s sustainability credentials will also be embodied through its activities. It will sail for Peace Boat’s around the world educational voyages carrying 6000 people per year; host exhibitions of future energy and green technology in up to 100 worldwide ports annually; and serve as a floating sustainability laboratory able to contribute to research on the ocean, climate and green marine tech. This awareness-building imperative is paramount for Peace Boat, which has Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, serves as an official messenger for projects including the UNISDR Resilient Cities Campaign and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2008."Peace Boat’s Ecoship is an exciting vision of a ship that fits the needs and inspires the people of the planet it travels.” Said Dr. Amory Lovins, Founder and Chief Scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute.As work continues to bring Peace Boat’s Ecoship vision to reality, Yoshioka announced an innovative crowd-sourced funding scheme, leveraging the power of the currency markets. Peace Boat will also jointly develop strategies and marketing campaigns to promote the Ecoship and Peace Boat agenda globally, while exploring other areas where the organizations’ respective expertise will deliver value. We are continually looking for partners and impact investors who would like to make this project a reality together. Please contact for more information on how to join as a financial or institutional partner.


(03/27/2017) We are happy to announce the launch of the 2017 Solar Business Festival interactive website located at  The new website makes it easy to navigate important information about the event such as conference information, topics, trade show information, sponsorship and advertisement opportunities, and more. The SBF 2017 website provides information on how to get involved, plan your trip, accommodations, and other new features including the Texas Solar Resources Center, which provides necessary information about the Texas solar market.             For SBF information about speaking, sponsoring, exhibiting, advertising, or partnering opportunities, please contact sbf@gaadvancement.comYOUR GAA/SBF TEAM Stay Connected:  Follow us on Twitter

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